Victor Nekrasov (1958 words)

  • Michael George Falchikov (University of Edinburgh)

Born 17th June 1911 in Kiev, Viktor Platonovich Nekrasov’s earliest memories were of Zeppelin raids over Paris during the First World War and it was in that city that he died over 70 years later. In between those two dates, as he himself was to acknowledge, he could well have lived his life as a Russian émigré and, as he also acknowledged, his unconventional background could well have resulted in his arrest during the Great Purge of 1937-38. Yet he only became a victim of the Soviet system towards the end of his life and, ironically, the period of his greatest accommodation with the regime was during the post-war years of Stalin’s final paranoid phase, when life in the Soviet Union was …

Falchikov, Michael George. "Victor Nekrasov". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 February 2006
[, accessed 21 October 2016.]